Charlie Brooker reveals Black Mirror season 5 has started filming

Charlie Brooker revealed the news at the RTS Awards that the Netflix series is back in production

Letitia Wright in Black Mirror season 4 (Netflix, JG)

Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker has revealed that filming for series five is already underway, just weeks after it was announced that Netflix had recommissioned the dystopian drama.

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Speaking at the Royal Television Society Awards in London on Tuesday night, Brooker confirmed that production has begun on the new episodes. “Season five, we are filming one [episode] at the moment,” he said.

“We are about to start filming another one imminently. I’m writing the next one and then it gets a bit more foggy.”

Brooker and his co-showrunner Annabel Jones won the special judges’ prize at the RTS Awards for Black Mirror.

Despite Brooker’s rate of progression and a teaser on Twitter saying the show would “be right back”, Netflix has not yet confirmed a return date for season five.

The streaming service has also not confirmed how many new episodes there will be, although since Black Mirror moved from Channel 4 to Netflix there have been six episodes per series.

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The first four seasons of Black Mirror are all available to stream on Netflix in the UK